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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Jackson, Harry 25
Descriptions
polychrome 3 bronze 330
Names
Sculpture 571
Date:
1974
Dimensions:
H: 30.375 in, width: 15 in, depth: 16 in, Base Height: 1.5 in, base diameter: 8 in
Title:
Two Champs
Credit Line:
Gift in memory of Moya Olsen Lear
Gloss:
Two Champs depicts the rodeo champion Clayton Danks riding Steamboat, the first nationally known bucking horse in America. The artist, as quoted in the publication Harry Jackson, said, "I want to show that you can't 'fit a ride' like that without finding the horse's center, and you can't get in the horse's center except through your own. You must go into where both centers are one. The moment they become two, you're in orbit."
Inscription:
rear of bronze: FOR BILL LEAR . THE CHAMP OF CHAMPS / WITH LOVE AND ADMIRATION / Harry / [copyright symbol] Harry Jackson 1974 front of bronze: CLAYTON DANKS / ON / OLD STEAMBOAT / TWO CHAMPS / 1907 / 1909 / CHEYENNE / WYOMING front of base: TWO CHAMPS / HARRY JACKSON
Signed:
rear of bronze: Harry Jackson 1974
Accession Number:
12.02.4

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